Sunday, August 10, 2008

George Frank Williams

My Great Great Uncle George Frank Williams, Frank, was born today July 10, 1888 at Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was my Great Grandmother Della Williams Norman Neher's brother.

Frank's daughter Arlene Deihl was in my Grandmother's high school class. The class, 1932, celebrated annual reunions until recently. Arlene and my grandmother are both 94.

Frank died November 20, 1966.

Frank and his first wife Sophia had a son Carl Theodore who was born the same day and year as my Grandmother. Carl died January 19, 1919 at the age of five.


George F. Williams, 78, a former Chapman resident died Monday night at his home in Junction City. He had been in failing health for several years.

He was born August 10, 1888 in Minneapolis, Minn., and came to Kansas in his early youth. He was married to Sophia Framn. On September 13, 1946 he married Mrs. Elizabeth Cross at Lawrence.

Mr. Williams was a member of the First Christian church in Junction City, and Odd Fellows Lodge in Chapman.

Surviving are three children, Vera Watkins, Junction City; Ivan Williams, Huron, Kan.; and Arlene Diehl of Enterprise; 10 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Della Neher of Chapman.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. today at the First Christian chuch in Junction City. Burial was in the Bethel cemetery near Detroit.

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